Namsangol Hanok Village – Lunar New Year – 남산골한옥마을 – 설날

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Over lunar new year (Seollal) Sara and I ventured into Seoul to Namsangol Hanok Village. Hanok translating into traditional Korean houses. This group of 5 homes was relocated and restored, offering a unique view into what it was like to live in Korea before it changed into the booming metropolis that is Seoul.

Even the dogs had their hanbok's on.

Even the dogs had their hanbok’s on.

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While our little town of Tongjin-eup was a ghost town, Seoul was as busy as ever with people travelling all to see their families and partake in the Seollal events happening throughout the city. The great thing about doing anything touristy in Korea is that their is a subway station that is nearby, and even better, most attractions are free! Namsamgol Hanok Village is free and closed on Tuesdays. I recommend visiting a few of the nearby palaces and then checking out the hanok village. You can spend a good 2 hours wandering around if you want, or a quick walk through call also be achieved.

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The visitors in Namsamgol were predominatley Korean and they were all lined up to make kites, play with bow and arrows, and line up for food. The children seemed to really be enjoying themselves and a lot of people were wearing their hanboks (traditional dress).The Seoul time capsule is also on the same site so we checked that out as well.

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Be sure to take a look at Namsangol Hanok Village if you are in Seoul!


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